Coke Stares Into the Crystal Ball

Coca-Cola execs hosted an Investor and Analyst event on November 16 and 17 in Atlanta to discuss the company’s “2020 Vision and Roadmap for Winning Together.” According to Ad Age: Coke pulled out all the stops at the meeting, its first such confab since 1998. There was a dinner designed by Linton Hopkins, named one […]

Jonah Bloom on The Rise of Media As A Marketing Service (A Favorite Topic Herein)

“We now have countless examples of the success of marketer as media owner,” Bloom says. Then he kindly lists them. J&J’s BabyCenter.com had 3.6 million views last month P&G’s HomeMadeSimple.com and Pampers.com pulled in close to a million visitors P&G is launching its beauty mag, Rouge, to six million Americans next year Walmart with its […]

Do Consumers Care Who Owns The Media Property? Not When The Content’s Right.

According to Ad Age, custom magazines from package-goods marketers have been around for a while, but a new wrinkle in the U.S. rollout of beauty magazine Rouge, is the use of the mommy blogger community to help build the database of the relationship-marketing program. P&G first launched Rouge in Canada in 2005, then tested the […]

P&G Taps Journalists To Connect With Consumers

Procter & Gamble is funding content, a.k.a. “independent editorial” in effort to reach their desired demographic, in this case women aged 21 to 34. According to BrandWeek, P&G is working with Web content syndicator Studio One Networks. The result is a new editorial offering– Life & Beauty Weekly–created specifically for Procter & Gamble. Studio One […]

Are You Well Equipped To Tell Stories In The Digital Arena? You Need To Be.

According to Ad Age, a growing number of marketers are directly engaging consumers through original content, instead of pitching their stories to reporters. Take this Coldwell Banker video: The thing I find interesting in the Ad Age piece is how PR agencies are being tasked with content creation. For instance, Coldwell Banker enlisted the help […]

And Action

TurnHere, a video production and advertising company, released a survey that not surprisingly says online video will continue to have a prominent place in the marketing arsenal. Some of TurnHere’s specific findings: Online video is the top marketing priority for 2010, edging out both email and search marketing Branded content is the preferred online video […]

Newsday Says Their Content Is Good Enough To Pay For

Newsday, the Long Island newspaper, is about to put a pay wall in place, according to The New York Times. And a spendy wall at that. The paper, owned by Cablevision, plans to charge $5 a week, or about $260 a year (Cablevision customers will get the subscription for free). The Wall Street Journal is […]

The Better The Editor, The Better

Sean Blanda of eMedia Vitals is looking at the how editors are still a vital component of the media business, despite reports to the contrary. “Aggregation is just bringing stuff together, just collecting stuff and laying it out there. We used to do that more in the old days,” says Mindy McAdams, an online journalism […]